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Austin hosted its first NASCAR race over rainy skies at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, May 23. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

After gracing the Circuit of the Americas track earlier this year, NASCAR is returning to Austin in 2022.

The NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will be hosted at COTA March 25-27 next year.

The premiere American racing league made history in May when it hosted the NASCAR Cup Series in Austin. Although the race was cut short due to inclement weather, thousands showed up.

"Our inaugural NASCAR at COTA race weekend was truly an experience like no other," said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. "We're already planning so much more for fans next season—more fun, more access and more camping. We look forward to working again with COTA Chairman Bobby Epstein and his staff to produce another spectacular NASCAR event weekend in Austin for 2022."

Previously, Austin race car fans only knew the COTA track as the 3.43 mile, 20-turn road course that hosts Formula 1 and IndyCar races.

Tickets for next year's race are on sale here.

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